What is Preventative Botox or Prerejuvenation?

For years we have known about the benefits of Botox (Botulinum toxin Type A) and its use, but what is preventative Botox? Preventative Botox treats the facial muscles used most often to avoid or prevent deeper wrinkles from forming. When your resting face begins to show slight lines, these are the areas you are most likely to develop deeper wrinkles in the future.

A good anti-aging skin care routine that includes daily sunscreen, AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and Vitamin A is your first line of defense against oxidative damage and deeper lines and wrinkles.  As we age, the number of repetitive muscle movements we make with our facial expressions cause the skin to furrow and fold. These furrows deepen over time causing deeper, harder to correct lines and wrinkles.  Preventative Botox asserts that when you lessen those repetitive muscle movements you prevent deeper wrinkles from forming over time.

The Best Age to start?

According to Dermatology World Weekly, a publication of the American Academy of Dermatology, since 2010  the number of botulinum toxin procedures conducted for patients 20 to 29 years old increased 28 percent.

Botox is FDA approved for persons age 18 and older.  The individual, their overall health, and their desired skin care wishes need to be assessed when considering preventative Botox.  Differing factors like health, lifestyle and the amount of sun exposure a person has will determine when they start developing wrinkles; therefore there is no predetermined age to start preventative Botox.

Botulinum toxin is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available and should be performed by a board certified provider like those at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute.